The final week of 2021 kicks off with a busy seven-game slate in the NBA. With nearly half of the league in action in games spanning from dinner time into the wee hours of Tuesday morning, there are numerous opportunities for bettors to gain a winning edge on prop bets tonight. You can easily enhance your NBA player props handicapping process further by including the redesigned Awesemo OddsShopper Tool as well as NBA betting tips today. Thanks to this tremendous tool, finding the best player props and bets is as simple as three quick steps: Filter, sort, bet.
With help from OddsShopper, the following article highlights three must-bet prop predictions for Monday’s NBA action.
Best NBA Player Props & Betting Picks Tonight
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Coby White Under 14.5 Points (-106, FanDuel)
The Chicago Bulls are finally starting to get some of their key pieces back. One of those is point guard Coby White, who will be playing in his fourth game since clearing health and safety protocols tonight. White continues to be very sporadic when it comes to his scoring at the professional level; point totals of 5, 24 and 8 in his three games since returning provide proof of such inconsistency. While the absence of several teammates would in theory lend to more playing time and scoring opportunities for White, he is only averaging 7.7 points per game on the season coming in.
OddsShopper heavily favors betting under the NBA player props total of 14.5 points for White this evening. For starters, that line is nearly double his per-game scoring average. On top of that, a matchup against a shorthanded Atlanta Hawks team figures to breed stingy defense, as both sides attempt to compensate for a lack of proven scorers. OddsShopper also shows a disagreement in the NBA betting market, with one sportsbook listing White’s scoring prop a full point lower at 13.5. Bettors should ensure that they get the best line and odds available. At the current optimal price of -106, this bet has an expected ROI of 26%.
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Derrick White Under 4.5 Rebounds (-120, Caesars)
There is an argument to be made that Derrick White is one of the more underrated players in the NBA today. While he regularly contributes meaningful numbers in the scoring and assist categories, rebounding is not exactly his forte. On the season White is averaging just 3.7 boards per game. That mark sits nearly one full rebound below tonight’s NBA player props total of 4.5 rebounds. In addition, White has not exceeded four rebounds in any of the last five games.
Tonight White and the San Antonio Spurs face one of the best rebounding and defensive teams in the league. In fact, the Utah Jazz average the most rebounds per game collectively of any team. In this tough matchup, Awsemo projects White for 3.64 rebounds. Fittingly, this is below his per-game average and also well below the betting line. Along with a 71% expected win probability, OddsShopper gives this under prediction a 30% ROI at -120 odds.
Cameron Johnson Under 14.5 Points (-120, DraftKings)
Unfortunately, Cameron Johnson foiled one of the Christmas Day NBA player props by barely sneaking over his point total of 10.5. Once again, it took a 50% shooting clip and two made 3-pointers for Johnson to again achieve double figures. The return of Devin Booker to the Phoenix Suns lineup has reduced Johnson’s playing time. However, BJohnson has had little difficulty maintaining his strong shooting.
There are a couple of factors that are likely contributing to Johnson’s scoring prop total being 4 points higher than it was on Christmas. In addition to Jae Crowder being unavailable, the opposing Memphis Grizzlies have allowed opponents to hit 37.3% of shots from beyond the arc this season, the second-worst mark of any team. Despite these positives, Awesemo still projects Johnson to finish over two points under the NBA betting line. OddsShopper shows the market is juiced to the under across the board. However, bettors can net up to 25 cents in value by playing the optimal -120 odds.
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